Today is one of the rare days where Mayor Michael Bloomberg has no public schedule. So in lieu of bringing you live updates, here’s a flashback into the immediate past: Mayor Bloomberg’s half Spider-man, half Mamma Mia performance from Saturday’s Inner Circle Show. I’ll leave it up to you to decide if the mayor is Read More
Debuting today on Michael Bloomberg’s radio show this morning was a new feature that will allow anyone – anyone! – to ask the mayor a question.
On twitter, just use the hashtag #AskMike. (It’s not unlike the imperfect crowd-sourcing I’ve tried to do before heading to some of the mayor’s press conferences.)
Among the questions Read More
The Battle is Joined
Mayor Michael Bloomberg has already lent his voice and his wealth to a number of national issues over which a big city mayor holds little sway, including immigration reform, gun control, infrastructure spending.
This afternoon he is going to weigh in on another hot button issue: abortion.
The mayor will join Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy Read More
Mornings With George
Mike Bloomberg snagged a prime early-bird spot on Good Morning America today to tout the latest initiative of Mayor’s Against Illegal Guns: a truck that will tour the country advertising a running total of gun-related deaths.
Host George Stephanopoulos also took the time to ask the mayor what he thought of Bernie Madoff’s jailhouse Read More
The unions representing rank-and-file firefighters and police officers are none too pleased with Mayor Bloomberg these days, and perhaps that’s to be expected. The mayor wants to eliminate a $12,000 bonus paid out to about 50,000 retirees every year at the end of December. Union leaders Stephen Cassidy of the Uniformed Firefighters Association and Patrick Read More
The Personal and The Political
Mayor Mike Bloomberg paid a visit to the family of local Jewish radio host Nachum Segal, whose brother, Rabbi Moshe Segal, died last week, and the visit was captured on video and posted to the Yeshiva World News website.
In the video, the Segal family notes that their brother was in the emergency room Read More
Mayor Bloomberg made it clear in his State of the City speech that pension reform will be his top legislative priority this year. Taxpayers can only wish him the best of luck-the issue is urgent, but the obstacles are formidable.
The city needs Albany’s approval to achieve some necessary reforms, such as raising the retirement Read More
Tomorrow looks like a big day for politics for the First Couple of New York. Earlier it was announced that Mayor Bloomberg will endorse G.O.P. comptroller hopeful Harry Wilson tomorrow afternoon. Now the Reshma Saujani campaign is out with an announcement that she will be campaigning alongside Diana Taylor, the mayor’s companion.
Taylor’s support of Read More
This morning the Daily News had the story that Mayor Bloomberg will voice his support for Charlie Rangel via recorded telephone message. This afternoon, we received an MP3 of that message, ahead of its Sunday air date. It’s available at the top of this post.
“This is Mayor Mike Bloomberg urging you to Read More
Moustafa Bayoumi, who found himself in a little bit of controversy last week when his book about young Arabs in America, How Does It Feel To Be A Problem? was attacked in the right-wing blogosphere, had high praise yesterday for Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer.
Appearing on the liberal talk Read More